Rimadyl (Carprofen) Dosage and Side Effects
Carprofen is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drug (NSAID) which may be used for the treatment of inflammation in pets. It is typically prescribed to treat arthritis and hip dysplasia. Carprofen is often given to dogs for post-operative pain and inflammation. It is generally not recommended for use in cats, as other NSAIDs have been more extensively studied.
Proper Use of this medication
Follow instructions provided by your veterinarian.
Carprofen may result in these side effects:
- Loss of Appetite
- Black, tarry stools
- Abdominal pain
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Ulceration of the digestive tract
Carprofen may react with these drugs:
- Other NSAIDs
- Other drugs that may cause ulceration of the digestive tract
Warnings and Precautions
USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO CATS - Use with extreme caution and only with the recommendation of an experienced veterinarian. Rimadyl® is not labeled for use in cats and has not been extensively researched.
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH KIDNEY OR LIVER DISEASE
Use of Carprofen in animals under 6 weeks, pregnant, or lactating pets has not been extensively researched.
Interactions with this medication
Other related products
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.